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48   DAYS OF PREPARATION

which he took part were private, the exact nature of his advice and assistance cannot be determined, but all who came in contact with him bore testimony to his tact and courtesy as well as to his devotion to duty. In 1916, his term of office ended, he left Canada, having won the good-will of the people to a remarkable degree. He was succeeded by the Duke of Devonshire, a civilian who figured less prominently in the public eye, but who maintained well the traditions of constitutional government.


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